Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves outside the brain and spinal column. Diabetes is one of the main causes of neuropathy. Some other causes of neuropathy include rheumatoid arthritis, liver or kidney disease, alcoholism, exposure to toxins, physical trauma to nerves, vitamin deficiencies, and certain medications.
At Carolina Pain Relief Center, we will take the time to address the underlying root cause of your pain instead of just covering up the symptoms. When you mask the symptoms with pain medication, you never really solve the problem that’s causing the discomfort in the first place. Our treatments will allow you to find long-lasting relief and get your quality of life back.
Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy
Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet are among the most common symptoms, but there are other things to watch for.
Some other signs include:
- Poor coordination that leads to stumbling or falling
- General muscle weakness
- A feeling of wearing socks or gloves when you aren’t
- Feeling pain doing things that shouldn’t result in pain
- Serious sensitivity to light touch
- Paralysis if the motor nerves have been affected
Amniotic Fluid Allograft
One treatment that has been showing promise in treating peripheral neuropathy is amniotic fluid allografts. These are tissue grafts that are derived from the placenta after a healthy birth. Once the tissue has been harvested, it is injected into the area of damage to provide relief from inflammation and pain, which are common with neuropathy.
It’s important to note that amniotic fluid allografts are collected safely from healthy and willing donors. The amniotic tissue is taken at the time of a scheduled birth and neither the mother nor baby experience any discomfort during the collection of the tissue.
These injections offer patients an all-natural way to alleviate the pain and discomfort of neuropathy without drugs or surgery.
At our clinic, we use FLOWERAMNIOFLO, which is an acellular amniotic fluid allograft treatment that’s ready to be injected. This treatment has the ability to reduce inflammation and restore nerve damage, which is particularly useful in cases of peripheral neuropathy.
There is a range of vital growth factors in FLOWERAMNIOFLO that help accelerate the healing process. They include:
- Insulin-like growth factors
- Hepatocyte growth factors
- Epidermal growth factors
- Transforming growth factors
- Fibroblast growth factors
- Platelet-derived growth factors
When the fluid is extracted, it is made safe for the patient by being sterilized with gamma irradiation and put through a low protein-binding filter. Because this treatment has such a high concentration of important growth factors, it has the potential to provide anti-microbial and mechanical protection. Growth factors are crucial when it comes to healing, cellular growth stimulation, and cellular differentiation.
FLOWERAMNIOFLO is FDA approved and covered by most insurance, including Medicare.
If you’ve been having issues with pain and discomfort caused by neuropathy, get in touch with us for a consultation so we can see if our amniotic fluid allograft treatments are right for you.